Striders in league action

November 21, 2022

Round two of this season’s East Yorkshire Cross Country League took place staged at Welton by Goole Viking Striders and neighbouring club Selby Striders.

Last Sunday saw 342 runners involved, with Max Price continuing his great form over the trails and being the first strider to cross the line, finishing in 7th place overall. On the female side, Kasia Szalecka put in a great performance and was the first female from the group to cross the line, 3rd in her age group. Some great age group performances also came from Richard Ruston, Brendan Shipley and Julie Masterman, all who finished in the top ten for their ages. Randy Bainbridge and Brendan Shipley made their East Yorkshire XC debuts, and a thanks is given to the marshals that make the events possible. The club would also like to thank their cross country captain, Richard Bramham, for his time and efforts into making sure the club can take part in the EYXC league.

The results for the Goole Viking Strider runners were as follows: Max Price 41.48 (7th overall), Jonny McFaul 44.01, Pat Harness 46.36, Nicky Jackson 47.45, Richard Ruston 48.31 (7th in age group), Randy Bainbridge 50.43, Brendan Shipley 50.51 (7th in age group), Martin Midgley 52.17, James Williamson 52.38, Kasia Szalecka 54.01 (3rd in age group), Kathy Nicholson 55.28, Andrew Proctor 56.24, Neil Stead 57.11, Julie Masterman 57.20 (3rd in age group), Andy Smith 57.23, Dan Challenger 58.21, Paul Brewer 60.00, Tom Bramham 60.25, Richard Beckett 61.48, Simon Tupling 62.16. Two striders also took part in the Dalby Dash 10K, with Clare Tune finishing as the 23rd female overall and 5th in her age group with a time of 49.48. Also in action was Sue Hatfield who finished 25th out of 57 runners in her age group with a time of 57.40.

At the Goole park run, Craig Barker finished with a time of 17:09, coming first overall. Neil Stead also ran another great park run, coming second in his age group with a time of 21.49. Andy Proctor finished with a time of 22.07, coming first in his age group, and Stacey Harrison was our first female to cross the line for the club and finished as the third female overall with a time of 24.24. Philippa Oldridge just about managed to get through the busy traffic around West Park to be on the start line and finished as the 7th female overall with a time of 25.20. Sue Hatfield was our third female to cross the line with a time of 28.25 and Sue was third in her age group. The results for the other striders at Goole are as follows: Bob Coates 24.08, Andy Smith 24.49 (25 minute pacer), Steve Whitlam 26.25, Tom Bramham 26.56, Andrea Cowling 28.50, Stacey Fox 30.02 (30 minute pacer), Graham Walker 30.52 (3rd in age group), Nige Kirkby 30.54, Heather Seaton 32.31, Richard Bramham 33.32, Pete Shillings 34.29, Julie Whitlam 35.19, Lynn Greenwood 35.23.

This week there were eight striders that turned out to run at Selby park run, including Brendan Lewis who was the first to cross the line for Goole. He finished with a new 5K and course PB in a time of 20.21 and finished in 6th place. Nicky Jackson only a second and a place behind finished in 20.22. Jeremy Gibbins made a rare parkrun appearance after a busy stint working. He was only 1 second behind his course PB with a time of 21.53. Kate Gardiner ran a magnificent 5k PB and finished as the 2nd female overall with a time of 22.13. Wayne Gardiner set the pace for Kate and he finished in exactly the same time 22.13. Sophie East made a great comeback from injury with her first parkrun in a while and finished as the 6th female overall with a time of 26.46. Lastly, Simon Tupling was fashionably late to the start of the parkrun due to an unexpected train at the level crossing but he powered his way through the field with a gun time of 27.00. Over at the Hull park run, Dave McKinnon ran his second fastest ever 5K, finishing in first place with a time of 15.45. That’s nine first place finishes in 11 park runs ran this year and eight on the bounce for Dave. Clare Tune ran the Pontefract parkrun with a new course PB of 23.31. Clare finished as the 4th female overall and 2nd in her age group. Julie Masterman ran the York parkrun and finished as the 6th female overall and 2nd in her age group with a time of 23.29. Lastly, Andy Trotter finished 10th overall and 3rd in his age group at the Bowling Park parkrun in Bradford with a time of 25.12.

The Striders at Welton Cross Country. (17-11-515 SU)

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